Harjit Mehat | cricket20
Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Daniel Vettori has won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Chennai Super Kings in a vital game for both teams at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
The winner of the match will secure first place in the group standings and more importantly claim a place in the first play off match on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
By finishing in the top two the winner will also have the luxury of knowing, should they lose the first play off match their tournament won’t end as the loser will face off against the winner of the 3rd and 4th place eliminator for place in the final.
Today’s loser will play in the eliminator against either the Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians who play later on tonight.
The Royals Challengers welcome back skipper Vettori and Zaheer Khan; the Kiwi travelled back to New Zealand two weeks ago to see a knee specialist and have a cortizone injection.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team - CH Gayle, MA Agarwal, V Kohli, AB de Villiers†, M Kaif, SS Tiwary, LA Pomersbach, DL Vettori*, S Aravind, A Mithun, Z Khan.
Chennai Super Kings team - M Vijay, MEK Hussey, SK Raina, MS Dhoni*†, JA Morkel, S Badrinath, DJ Bravo, WP Saha, R Ashwin, DE Bollinger, SB Jakati.